Nature/ Wildlife Areas in Yosemite National Park

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Nature & Wildlife Areas in Yosemite National Park

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  • PacificNWFamily
    Washington State95,760 contributions
    I have visited the History Center in Wawona many times. This time I spent most of my visit in the new Chinese Laundry Building that is across from the gray barn. It was fascinating to learn about the contributions from this group in the development of Yosemite NP. I enjoyed the signs, information, and photos.
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • Karen O
    158 contributions
    Came to this spot a few times while we were in Yosemite. Took picnic lunch. Valley was hot, river was cool on your feet and the breeze traveled up the river bed. Late summer so not a lot of water. Butterflies, birds, ducks and views that just let the soul relax.
    Written 30 September 2018
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  • PacificNWFamily
    Washington State95,760 contributions
    This was the first time we hiked to North Dome, and it was well worth our time. This relatively level hike, about 9 miles round trip, is deceptive as it’s about 8,000’ elevation. The thinner air was noticeable to me.

    Although North Dome is about 500’ lower than the trailhead, there were so many ups and downs that it measured about 600’ elevation gain on the way to North Dome and 1,100’ elevation gain on the way back. I was so tired!

    Another first for us was seeing California Pinefoot. We saw lots of bright red Snowplant, so at first we thought this was an albino snowplant. But it appears to be young emerging Pinefoot. So cool!
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • Archie
    Glenmoore, PA5,096 contributions
    They have art classes and wonderful animal exhibit. We learnt so much about the flora and fauna around the area. The staff is wonderful. This is a great place for the jr ranger program and getting into some fun scavenger hunts and learning. Definitely go across the bridges to see some lovely rivers.
    Written 13 August 2019
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  • PacificNWFamily
    Washington State95,760 contributions
    We walked out into the meadow and used binoculars to watch a few climbers on El Capitan. There were some nice shady spots to sit and a few wildflowers.
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • bobsterz
    Willand, UK21 contributions
    A beautiful place to see the wonders of creation. It is lovely how you can walk among the trees whilst still ensuring little or no damage is being done to your surroundings. Fabulous place for families, friends and couples
    Written 4 October 2019
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  • PacificNWFamily
    Washington State95,760 contributions
    We really enjoyed the easy stroll from Glacier Point Road to McGurk Meadow. Even though this is a low-snowpack year, there were still plenty of wildflowers and beautiful views in late summer.

    There are small trout in the stream that runs through McGurk Meadow, but it's challenging to "sneak up" on them.
    Written 6 August 2021
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  • natcpl
    Washington DC, DC418 contributions
    The Devils Bathtub in Yosemite is a small pool of water that catches the water flowing down from the Royal Arches cascade. During the early and mid summer months when the cascade is in decent flow and the sun is beaming hot against the rock of the royal arches, the water is heated as it flows down the thousand feet of rock and fills the pool. The water there is never really 'hot' but on a hot day very refreshing. Its also a popular place to skinny dip and nude sunbathe since its typically off the known tourist track. The location is behind the Ahwahnee hotel and requires some scrambling to get up to.
    Written 26 May 2017
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